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Pseudohypoxemia in Patients with Hyperleukocytosis

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Patients with leukemia and hyperleukocytosis may show laboratory evidence of reduced oxygenation and oxygen saturation, yet clinically may not be hypoxemic. This pseudohypoxemia needs to be distinguished from true hypoxemia arising from the hyperleukocytosis, infection or complicating drug reactions.

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